How to Protect Yourself Against Phishing

Trezor, a popular Bitcoin (BTC) hardware wallet, has informed that its newsletter has been compromised, alerting users of phishing attacks — but the team’s chief report security officer (CISO) shared some points on how to stay crypto-safe just days earlier.

The happening comes several days after Jan Andraščík, CISO of SatoshiLabs, the team after Trezor, published a detailed guide instructing crypto users on how to improve their security. In the article, Andraščík shared 10 tips that could decrease “your options of being attacked.”

In the first place, he emphasized the importance of having powerful, unique passwords. He proposed passwords be 12 or more characters and include both lowercase and uppercase characters, digits, and special symbols.

Secondly, he suggested the use of multifactor authentication. There are different types of multifactor authentication, but SMS authentication and software-based authentication are the most widely used techniques.

Other tips include:

  • Use the latest software: outdated software is at risk and a likely vector of attacks for scammers.
  • Use authentic software: non-genuine software usually can provide malicious third-party actors access to operating systems and other files:
  • Avoid public WIFI: bad actors can use public wifis to get sensitive information.
  • Be careful of phishing attacks: always check the sender, check the text and check the links shared via messages before clicking them.
  • Protect from malware: use antivirus to protect yourself from viruses.
  • Make sure to stay updated about cyber security.
  • Make sure to backup your data.
  • Make sure to encrypt your data.